Tyler Salon owner sentenced to 18 years behind bars

Friday, August 31, 2012 - 4:18pm

The Tyler Salon owner accused of practicing medicine without a license, will spend the next 18 years behind bars.

Carmel Foster was sentenced to 8 years on the first count, and 10 years on the second.

They are to be served consecutively.

She will also have to pay $29,000 dollars in fines.

Foster was accused of injecting an unknown gel into a woman as part of a breast augmentation.

Foster owns the Queen Divas salon in Tyler, where the injections allegedly took place.

On February 19, 2012, Tyler Police were contacted by family members of a victim who said she had a breast augmentation procedure performed on both her breasts at Foster's salon.

The victim, Sheena Bradford of Longview, was admitted into a Longview hospital i for severe chest pains and spent some time in the hospital.

Tyler Investigators determined that the procedure was conducted for a fee in a back room of Queen Divas Hair Salon in Tyler.

Carmel Foster pleaded guilty to the charges.

However, soon after, she called the Fox 51 newsroom, claiming her attorney, O.W. Loyd, misrepresented her.

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The punishment does not fit the crime. The women that got the injections bare a large part of the blame. Anyone with an ounce of intelligence knows that you have to have an lic to perform injections, but these women wanted to save some money and agreed to have this done. 18 years seems excessive.

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